Sunday, March 30, 2008

On Graceful Wings

The happiest are those who have learned to ride the waves of life with grace.

Today's inspiration is courtesy of mother nature and the butterfly stamps from Amazing Arts.
Found this little darling flitting around the garden this morning. Have a great weekend what ever you are up to.

Saturday, March 22, 2008


We are all travellers in the wilderness of this world
The best we can hope to find in our travels
Is an honest friend
Robert Louis Stevenson

This is a part of a regular challenge project sponsored by Louise of Beachys Cape Cod Cupboard based on photos from a 1930’s English photo album.
Louise has the most wonderful creations in her etsy shop and often giveaways on her blog.

Whitby is a beachside town in Yorkshire England. To add authentic charm to this creation we used a heart earring to circle the name on an old map of the area and shells collected from the English Channel.
Other additions are an embroidered hanky and souvenir spoon stamped Sheffield on the back. On the front of the spoon is a crest with the words ‘Live in Truth & Love’, the best we can wish for any friends we meet in our travels.

If you are in the mood for more scented and soulful creations, check Jill’s Bittersweet blog for her March giveaway. The Bittersweet handmade soap range is a delicious treat.

Happy Easter Everyone

Friday, March 21, 2008

Happy Mail

Surprises in the mail box are a rare joy. A big thank you to the team at Amazing Arts for this surprise, celebrating their attending the annual Sock Monkey festival.
You will have to excuse me while I run off to play with new stamps. You should check them out as the range is extensive, they will make specialities for you and the offer of free shipping is too tempting.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

After The Rain

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain Shakespeare
Butterfly stamps courtesy of Amazing Arts

Sunday, March 09, 2008


You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
in any direction you choose.
You're on your own.
And you know what you know.
You are the one
who'll decide where to go.
Dr. Seuss

Another Kaiser project with a school theme.
Photo of my sister & I.

C'est la vie

Love is not something you look for,
Love is something you become.

Another page from our Love in Paris themed AB

Saturday, March 01, 2008


Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you. Maori Proverb

The butterfly card is a Red Rose tea collectable.
Text on the tag is from a prayer card dated 1898, it was very damaged but the words were worth keeping.

God made the bright round sun
He made the pretty flowers
The little birds, the trees, the clouds
The rain that falls in showers

He made papa, mamma
And baby brother too
And mother says God looks down from heaven
And sees everything I do

Then I must try to be
Pleasant and sweet and mild
For the good god who made me
A kind obedient child

Sunshine will be on ebay if you are interested. Lots of space at the bottom to be personalised with a name or word.

Rapt : {adj.} engrossed, absorbed, captivated and wrapped up .

Waiting on the first delivery of
Rapt In Paper off the page products fresh from the CHA. For now you can watch a video that Cindy of Scrapbook Dimensions posted on You Tube that features what is coming soon and why I am excited about the possibilities.


Love at first sight is easy to understand; it's when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle.

A little mini book we created for the daughter’s wedding photos.